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Our Fellow Americans, In Their Own Words

Each of these brave Seattleites make us even more proud to call this city home.

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

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“I’m a Workaholic and Obsessive, Which I’m Sure Will Shorten My Life”

Joel McHale, author of Thanks for the Money, doesn’t know when to stop.

10/17/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Defying Gravity

Dan Price's Quick Rise and Quicker Fall

Price became a media darling in April 2015 by raising the minimum wage at Ballard’s Gravity Payments to $70,000—but this May he’s scheduled to answer accusations that he used the company as his “personal piggybank.”

04/22/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Rainy Season

49 Things Every Seattleite Must Do This Winter

Where to skate, soak, drink, dine, and, yes, swim all season long.

12/05/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

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Dan Savage Doesn't Want a Hug

"I’m for pride. I just wish more people understood what that term is supposed to mean."

06/17/2015 By Matthew Halverson

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Jesse Hagopian is a Classroom Warrior

One year after leading a boycott against the MAP assessment test in Seattle public high schools, the teacher continues to fight for the kids.

02/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson

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Romell Mitchell Is Working to Revive Baseball in the Inner City

The former player coaches in Major League Baseball’s program for underprivileged youth.

03/20/2013 By Matthew Halverson

Seattle Bookshelf

Kathleen Flinn to Release Third Book

The author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry and The Kitchen Counter Cooking School is plotting a culinary memoir set in the Midwest.

09/20/2012 By Christopher Werner

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Andrew Villeneuve Takes On Tim Eyman

Don’t freak out or anything, but the future of our state could hinge on the work of a 24-year-old college student who lives with his parents. Meet Andrew Villeneuve, computer geek, scourge of the right wing, and the only person who leaves Tim Eyman speech

08/19/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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The Man Who Loved Seattle Too Much

Grant Cogswell, whose 2001 city council campaign is the backdrop for Stephen Gyllenhaal's film Grassroots, found hope in Seattle’s possibilities. He tried to give it a monorail and a new civic vision, but discovered that happy endings are only in movies.

09/15/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Food Lovers' Guide

Fresh Faces!

The people we find most fascinating in the Seattle food scene right now.

07/20/2010 By Jess Thomson, James Ross Gardner, Jessica Voelker, and Christopher Werner

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The New Faces of Seattle Arts

Seattle’s spring arts calendar fills up with artists who break new ground.

01/25/2010 By Christopher Werner and Laura Dannen

Passing Through

Ruthie in Wonderland

The feast may be over, but Gourmet’s erstwhile chief Ruth Reichl will dish again.

10/20/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Passing Through

Worried Man

Actor Paul Giamatti returned to Seattle for a screening of the movie Cold Souls at the Seattle International Film Festival. But don’t make a big deal about it.

06/22/2009 By Steve Wiecking

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Xponential Equation

Luke Timmerman and Gregory T. Huang’s innovative site Xconomy.com reinvents tech-biz journalism by covering the business of innovation.

04/22/2009 By Eric Scigliano

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Eastside, Big City

In this special section we examine the Eastside’s urban and economic challenges, and the opportunities they bring. We profile a developer who can teach Seattle how to create a vital, livable city. And we spotlight the attractions— from food an

01/15/2009 By Steve Wiecking, Kathryn Robinson, Juliette Guilbert, and Megan Clark

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Things They Lost in the Flood

Dil and Sue Griffiths were still recovering from one life-altering tragedy last December when the worst storm in a generation sent Lewis County through a wash cycle of swelling rivers and mudslides, inflicting millions of dollars worth of damage and killi

12/09/2008 By James Ross Gardner